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Lost genius : the curious and tragic story of an extraordinary musical prodigy

Author: Kevin Bazzana
Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Carroll & Graf edView all editions and formats
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"Born in Budapest in 1903, Ervin Nyiregyhazi was a remarkable piano prodigy: composing at three, performing publicly at six, he became the subject of the first book devoted to the scientific study of a single prodigy at thirteen." "Managed by his super-domineering mother, he was paraded before Europe's artistic and social elite and praised by many of the great musicians of the day. As a teenager, his idiosyncratic,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bazzana, Kevin.
Lost genius.
New York : Carroll & Graf, 2007
(OCoLC)639399248
Named Person: Ervin Nyiregyházi; Ervin Nyiregyházi; Ervin Nyiregyházi; Ervin Nyiregyházi
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Bazzana
ISBN: 9780786720880 0786720883
OCLC Number: 123284853
Notes: Previously published: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, 2007.
Description: 383 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm
Contents: Prelude : the strange case of Ervin Nyiregyházi --
Musical wonder child, 1903-1920 --
A young Liszt of the pianoforte, 1920-1928 --
A soldier of fortune, 1928-1972 --
The pianist who came in from the cold, 1972-1980 --
A great antithesis, 1980-1987 --
Postlude : the Nyiregyházi legacy.
Responsibility: Kevin Bazzana.
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"Born in Budapest in 1903, Ervin Nyiregyhazi was a remarkable piano prodigy: composing at three, performing publicly at six, he became the subject of the first book devoted to the scientific study of a single prodigy at thirteen." "Managed by his super-domineering mother, he was paraded before Europe's artistic and social elite and praised by many of the great musicians of the day. As a teenager, his idiosyncratic, intensely Romantic playing electrified audiences and astounded critics in Europe and America. But by twenty-five he had all but disappeared. Exploited, mismanaged, and infantilized, he was reduced to penury, occasionally sleeping on the subway, or a park bench." "In 1928, he settled in Los Angeles, where he worked briefly for United Artists, playing in some of the early "talkies." Psychologically, he remained a child, and found the ordinary demands of daily life onerous - he struggled even to dress himself. He drank heavily, was insatiable sexually (he married ten times), and candidly declared himself "addicted to Liszt, oral sex, and alcohol - not necessarily in that order."" "He was rediscovered playing in an old church in the 1970s, and enjoyed a sensational and controversial renaissance, but by the time he died, in 1987, he had slipped back into obscurity."--Jacket.

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